Tuesday, January 12, 2010

crazy little thing called youtube



Ok I must admit a slight addiction to youtube.  I've even posted a few clips myself.  Maybe you've seen one (my latest and longest lasting).  But I do find some PROBLEMS (the rant starts here) with making and sharing youtube clips.  First off many businesses block youtube and that's their prerogative since they are providing the internet access and workers are being paid.  But hey 'a-few-clowns-short-of-circus' executive staff, lighten up.  If workers are failing to get their work done, it's probably not youtube and if it is, well you guys certainly know how to downsize that internet misuser. 

But the issue that bothers me is the copyright stuff.  Sometimes a clip will not play in certain countries.  A UK reader complained about this when I sent him a youtube link as a secret Santa gift (yes I know I'm overly generous).  And some good (this is my blog I'll be the judge of this) clips are not allowed to be embedded.

You know about embedding - right?  There will be an example below.

I'll post soon about the stupidity of some of this copyright stuff.

One problem I've seen on my blog has been the removal of clips that I had embedded in older posts.  Here's an example of that problem.  Two clips are in that post, but you only get to see the second one.  Not long ago the first one became '...no longer available due to a copyright claim...'.  Of course this tends to ruin the post (end of rant).
Here's my other blog that is mostly a collection of video clips (not all youtube but most are).
Here's one that is absolutely hilarious but who knows you might NOT be able to see it.  If that happens, well trust me it was great.




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13 comments:

yorksnbeans said...

WOW! I can even get a second one free! :-)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog :) The third picture (elegant) is the mirror of the motor cycle. That makes sense now for you :)

I liked your video :)
Susanne

Unknown Mami said...

I've been trying to find one particular SNL clip for over a year now and I can't get it. Drives me crazy.

You embedded your clip, now watch it!

secret agent woman said...

I only include a youtube clip once in a while, because it annoys me when I go back later and it's been disabled.

lisleman said...

@YNB - don't they always have some 'but wait if you' whatever you'll get two of them or some other complete unwanted thing throw in.
@susanne - Ok I'll take another look - BTW anybody reading the comments check out susanne photography
@unknown mami - they probably took it down/off. was there a typo in your last sentence or are you telling me to watch what I embedded? I'm confused.
@secret agent - so I'm not the only one thanks for sharing

Ocean Girl said...

Internet is so slow around here and that takes time to view anything. It is a bummer.

Ocean Girl said...

Now that I've seen both your videos, I must say I am impressed. You are a genius in my book.

And does that thing really work? If yes, I would need a few. I'm worse than that old lady.

Joanie M said...

The handjob clip is hysterical!

lisleman said...

@ocean girl - yes that is a bummer my internet connection goes up and down too often. thanks but genius doesn't come to mind. What thing working are you asking about?
@joanie m - i agree

dave hambidge said...

Hi lisleman, guess what, again! I assume that this restriction of access will lead to charging/subscription fund raising?

dave hambidge said...

Delete, update, it worked! I did not have the correct flashplayer.

lisleman said...

@dave - hey you're updated good - you can put the check in the mail.

Joanie M said...

The handjob clip is hysterical!

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